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My husband Terry and I moved to France 10 years ago from the Uk. We were introduced to Portugal particularly the Algarve by some friends of ours and fell in love with the area. We decided to buy a property in the area so we can enjoy the Algarve and share the experience with other travellers
Owner purchased this House in 2017
Why Owner chose Figueira
We chose the Western Algarve as it is so beautiful and unspoilt, the house forms part of a group of similar properties in beautiful well tended gardens. We chose our house as it has lovely views from the upper floors and is close to the sea. I spent a lot of my childhood near the sea and I am very pleased to be part of a community so close to the sea and with such friendly people. Our house is in a very good position tucked away in the corner with lovely sunny private terrace to the rear. The house itself is very sunny and light with windows all around.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely villa with great views
We enjoyed our stay Figueria is pretty much unspoiled and Salema also has a nice feel to it.. A bit of a trek to the beach but worth it.
Lovely house in charming village
Very much enjoyed our stay, lovely clean house and pool, loved mixing in with the local life in small traditional village, can’t wait to return.
Thank you Karen for your kind words, we are really pleased you had a nice time there ....you are welcome back to the house anytime .....
We always love it there.... so we are always pleased when our guests feel the same ....
Lovely Property to stay in for Families wanting a quieter break.
Lovely house. Right on the corner so you get all the views and a bigger garden. Has everything you should need in the Kitchen including cooking, cleaning and washing materials. Fast Internet @ 25meg connection, Has UK TV channels. The shared pool is the perfect size for little ones and nice and quiet. In good reach of Lagos, Portimao and Cape St VIncent and all the water parks! Loved it here. Planning to come back in the Spring.
Thank you Paul and Hannah for your appreciation of our house and the gardens . You are certainly welcome back to enjoy another holiday here .
We very much appreciate your kind words.
Susan and Terry
Great property in great village location
We are a family of six and we all loved this property. It was clean, comfortable and spacious and quite private. We had access to the communal pool which was never busy (end of September) and the location is great. It is on the edge of a village with a very small shop and a good local restaurant. We particularly enjoyed walking to the local beach 20 minutes from the house, but we also had a car and were able to explore the beautiful west coast beaches as well as a few nearby towns. Susan was very helpful and answered any questions we had very promptly.
Thank you so much Margaret for your lovely review of our house, it was a pleasure
for us to have you stay there and look after our house.
We are so pleased that you had a good holiday there .
A perfect place to stay
The house is extremely well appointed and it was a joy to stay there. The layout is great and we especially enjoyed the views over the rolling countryside from the living rooms upstairs.
What to pick out? Comfortable bedrooms, attractive and comfortable living room furniture, the kitchen was very well equipped, the TV offered real-time UK viewing and the drive by the front door made coming and going in the car extremely easy (others in the small development park elsewhere).
There were no shortages of places to enjoy the sun – from the balconies to the patio, to poolside, there was always somewhere comfortable to devour a book or two.
The communal swimming pool was a massive plus! Even in mid-September we needed to escape the heat of the sun on the beach to a shaded lounger by the pool. When we were there it was very quiet.
The house is located on the edge of Figueria, a peaceful and traditional village where the old streets are still cobbled - there are a few shops and even a Casa do Mel. There are a number of places to enjoy a drink and a good meal within a few minutes walk from the house. We particularly enjoyed the fish-of-the-day at the restaurant as recommended by house owner Sue in her info pack and the pizza & pasta place. It takes about five minutes to drive to the nearest supermarket – Intermarche in Budens.
Figueria beach is an easy walk from the house – or you can drive to the car park and walk the rest. Either way, the walk is glorious and takes you through an unspoilt valley which opens out to an almost hidden beach at the end. The sand is golden, the cliffs are red and the sea ‘refreshing’! Note: it’s a naturist beach and doesn't have a life guard or any facilities ie cafes, sun shades etc.
Alternatively walk/drive to Salema beach where small fishing boats share the sand with holidaymakers. There are lots of places to enjoy a plate or two of seafood and we were delighted to sample the gin bar.
We only started exploring the area as we made our way back to the airport and particularly recommend the stunning Praia does tres irmasos (beach of the three brothers) and inland and hill-top town Silves.
In short, we thoroughly recommend this property!
Thank you Anne and Family for your lovely review of our house. We are so pleased that you had a great holiday in our house and would welcome you back to Casa Charlotte at any time.
We very much appreciate the time you spent to review our house.
Die Anlage ist ein Traum und das Haus sehr schön! Die Vermieter sind super freundlich. We ll be back
Figueria is a typical Portuguese village with a shop and restaurant situated some 10 minutes by car from Lagos and 5 minutes by car from the small town of Salema with beach , restaurants and shops. Figueria beach is very unspoilt and can be accessed by car and walk or by just walking from the house in 15 minutes. 5 minutes west from the house are the beaches of Zavial and Ingrina , beautiful surfing beaches with beachside restaurants. The property is surrounded by lovely countryside for walks and cycle rides. The heated pool in the centre of the development is sheltered by the lush gardens.
In Lagos there are many shops and restaurants, kayak hire, dolphin watching trips, markets , cycle hire, banks.